For too long the United States has lived with a two-tiered justice system: one tier that punishes conservatives and one that ignores progressive malfeasance. In his decision last week regarding General Michael Flynn, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan not only proved this imbalance, but rewarded the bad guys. By showing the true colors of our judicial system, he became the poster child for American jurisprudence.
The case against Flynn was fraught with wrongdoing from the start. As Flynn was setting up in the White House, FBI Director James Comey sent a team of agents to interview the general. “I probably couldn’t have gotten away with the interview in a different administration,” Comey bragged. Headed by Peter Strzok, the agents returned, having found nothing wrong in the interview. But so eager to entrap Flynn, FBI management manipulated the official 302 records of the interview and exculpatory evidence was intentionally withheld from indictment evidence. The interview dealt with Flynn’s contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, but as the notes of the agents show, Mr. Flynn was not even sure he had spoken to the man. “He had talked to dozens of countries.”
So how did the impartial Judge Sullivan interpret these findings? He said he was “disgusted” with Flynn’s attempt to mislead federal agents and dismissed allegations that the general had been mistreated. Did he decide this in a closet while ignoring the inspector general’s report which exposed 17 significant errors and omissions by the bureau?
While General Flynn has been flogged through this FBI entrapment, those who framed him have skated away scot free…at least for now. Let’s note a few just to spotlight the two-tiered justice system.
- Comey, former Deputy Attorney Sally Yates, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein each signed one or more of the FISA warrant applications on Cater Page, knowing full well that the basis of the warrant – the Steele dossier – was false. Although their malfeasance took place well before the Flynn interview, none of these people have been prosecuted. On the contrary two of them have benefited from writing books.
- Strzok headed an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal and manipulated the language describing her crimes so his boss Comey could exonerate her publicly. No charges have been leveled at either Strzok, Comey or Clinton.
- Strzok and his girlfriend Lisa Page showed their bias against President Trump in a flurry of text messages, but DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz found no bias by FBI and DOJ officials.
- Bruce Ohr stayed in contact with Russian dossier author Christopher Steele after the foreign agent was fired by the FBI for leaking information about the dossier to the media. Ohr, whose wife Nellie worked for Fusion GPS which sanctioned the dossier, continued to feed Russian disinformation to the FBI. Ohr received over $42,000 in performance bonuses from the department during this period.
- In December 2018 a U.S. district court ruled that the Clinton email system was “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.” Yet the FBI granted immunity to Heather Samuelson, Clinton’s lawyer who deleted 33,000 emails, attorney Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin, who funneled thousands of Clinton emails to her husband’s unsecured computer.
- McCabe was one of 14 referrals of FBI employees to its Office of Professional Responsibility for unauthorized disclosure of sensitive or classified information. Where are those referrals now?
- The DOJ inspector referred both Comey and McCabe for prosecution for lying. The DOJ declined to prosecute either one.
- After Rosenstein recommended to the president that he fire Comey and the president did so, the deputy attorney general appointed Robert Mueller to investigate Trump and Russian meddling in the 2016 election. McCabe claims that Rosenstein offered to wear a wire into the Oval Office to “collect additional evidence on the president’s true intentions.” According to Judicial Watch, emails and memos expose the corruption behind the Rosenstein appointment of Mueller as special counsel, but Rosenstein has not been held accountable for his devious deeds.
None of the individuals mentioned above have been held accountable for their wrongdoing. They lied and conspired against a sitting, duly elected president. Yet none of them have been indicted or arrested. None have had to bear personal ruin either financially or reputation-wise as General Flynn was forced to do.
Until now the battle between the president and Congressional Democrats has involved the legislative and executive branches. But now that the judiciary has weighed in, Judge Sullivan confirmed the two-tiered justice system. His decision made Flynn the conservative sacrificial lamb while those progressives who rigged his crime and scrubbed away the crimes of fellow Democrats now declare victory on the matter. By siding with the corrupt FBI, the judge has rewarded the real felons and claimed his own personal space in the swamp.
The Durham report is the last chance for America to do what it hasn’t done for years – balance the justice scale.